Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications. Third International Conference, SmartGIFT 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, April 23-24, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Performance Evaluation of Handover Protocols in Software Defined Networking Environment

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_24,
        author={Dong-Ru Lee and Shan Jaffry and Syed Hasan and Yaw-Wen Kuo and Xiang Gui},
        title={Performance Evaluation of Handover Protocols in Software Defined Networking Environment},
        proceedings={Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications. Third International Conference, SmartGIFT 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, April 23-24, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SMARTGIFT},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Mobile IPv6 Software Defined Networking Handover Mobility},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_24}
    }
    
  • Dong-Ru Lee
    Shan Jaffry
    Syed Hasan
    Yaw-Wen Kuo
    Xiang Gui
    Year: 2018
    Performance Evaluation of Handover Protocols in Software Defined Networking Environment
    SMARTGIFT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_24
Dong-Ru Lee1, Shan Jaffry2,*, Syed Hasan2,*, Yaw-Wen Kuo1,*, Xiang Gui2,*
  • 1: National Chi Nan University
  • 2: Massey University
*Contact email: S.jaffry@massey.ac.nz, F.hasan@massey.ac.nz, ywkuo@ncnu.edu.tw, X.gui@massey.ac.nz

Abstract

Smooth handovers of Mobile Nodes (MN) between different points of attachments to the network ensures seamless connectivity when users move from one place to another. In IP based wireless networks, Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) protocol manages handover issues, which has evolved with time to take many different forms. In this paper, we explore the softwarization of wireless networks with special regard to mobility management. We modify the legacy mobility management protocols to accommodate Software Defined Networking (SDN) features and measure their performance using simulations. The considered performance indicators include time to complete the handover process and the number of steps required for the same.